Adventuring in the 5th to 11th centuries: Americas
This week John Reiher takes us on a tour of ancient americas. Mayans and Mixtecs and Mound Builders, Oh my!
1:49: Exploring the New World 5th to 11th Centuries
2:03: The Mound Builders.
2:27: The Anasazi.
3:00: The Mound Builders: What we know about them.
4:00: The Mayans: the Classic period. They lived in city states, ruled by a God king.
5:02: Combat with the Meso American peoples: Combat is for the taking of prisoners.
5:45: Your place in Mayan society.
6:00: Where to find more information about the Mayan. Wikipedia, Books, lots of them!
6:35: Mayans are not peace loving mathematician astronomers.
6:56: They developed their own writing system.
7:18: Nova: Cracking the Mayan code.
8:39: Dropping a Mellor into a Mayan society. It's a smorgasbord!
10:11: Mayan God Kings were the head of a personality cult. This may have helped lead to the collapse of their cities.
10:43: The Mayans are still living in the Yucatan today.
11:36: Missionaries converted the heathens. Christianity co-ops the local traditions.
13:23: The Mayan state was a caste system.
14:00: How to work the caste system.
14:10: Dealing with the legend of Kukulcan, Queztacoatl. Mayan religion in general.
15:19: The Mayan culture is the culture of personal sacrifice.
15:47: The Mayans were into all kinds of drugs.
16:47: Trepanning for fun and profit.
18:09: Skull shaping by the Mayan.
18:28: Corn came from Southern North America or Central America.
19:12: Trade in Mayan Society.
19:48: No beasts of burden to provide labor. Guns, Germs, and Steel – [Fringeworthy GM’s read this book!]
20:26: Mayans had a very efficient agriculture that was did in by drought.
20:52: Mixtecs and Chichimecs invaded the Yucatan.
21:45: What kind of adventure to run in the Amazon.
22:04: Massive cultures in the Amazon that were wiped out by plague.
23:23: Most fertile soil in the world: Terra preta.
23:52: They would be friendly to foreigners.
24:22: Watch your step in the Mayans cities.
25:37: No Incas, but the Tiahuanaco built massive structures in the Andes. Tiwanaku – Pre-Incan Peruvians.
25:58: Chariots of the Clods.
27:02: Ancient Astronauts exist on some worlds.
27:18: The Nasca lines are being drawn. What were they for? Paths.
28:40: Having your PCs run into a Mayan raid on another Mayan city.
29:32: The different terrains that the Mayan lived in and their roads.
31:00: Fighting folks with obsidian swords.
32:01: Gas them with CS if you have the choice.
32:44: Flying over the Mayans.
33:36: Cortez didn't play by the rules.
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